KENYIR RESORT ON GLOBAL MAP BILLS RM 10 MILLION ON DRB-HICOM
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 (Bernama) — Conglomerate, DRB-Hicom Bhd has spent RM10 million to upgrade and refurbish Lake Kenyir Resort and Spa, in a bid to position the resort on the international tourism map.
“The resort has a lot of potential. We hope to position the resort as the only international class resort in Lake Kenyir,” said its group managing director Datuk Mohd Khamil Jamil.
“The massive upgrading and refurbishment exercise early last year involved 135 chalets, the main lobby, Tembat restaurant, Jenagor Bar and Lounge, Ulik Mayang Spa, conference facilities, as well as staff hostel,” Mohd Khamil said.
In an interview with Bernama recently at the DRB Hicom Amazing Hunt 2009 in Lake Kenyir, he said the Lake Kenyir Resort and Spa has become an attraction not only for locals but foreigners as well especially from the Netherlands and Japan.
Lake Kenyir is the largest lake in Malaysia, which spans over 260,000 hectares. The lake serves as another gateway to the country’s national park, Taman Negara, and is surrounded by lush tropical jungle.
Home to nine of the thirty-one species of Hornbills in Asia, Lake Kenyir is a popular and ideal retreat for nature lovers, anglers, bird watchers, photo enthusiasts and fun seekers.
Besides the Lake Kenyir Resort and Spa, there are two other resorts under DRB-Hicom stable — Rebak Island Marina Resort in Langkawi and Holiday Inn Glenmarie in Kuala Lumpur.
On the Amazing Hunt 2009, held from Aug 7-9, Mohd Khamil said it was DRB-Hicom’s first ever long distance media drive.
About 50 journalists, driving 25 cars, travelled all the way up to Lake Kenyir and back, covering a total distance of 1,140km.
The event was to enable the media to test seven vehicle brands under its stable — Audi, Honda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Chevrolet and Proton.
The flagship of DRB-Hicom is undoubtedly its automotive sector, where as the country’s single largest integrated automotive player, it offers a comprehensive suite of services that encompass manufacturing, assembling and distributing operations.
Other core activities of the company include in the services sector, property and infrastructure and defense sector.